Someone who instinctively nourishes himself on ambrosia alone, who leaves behind what is indigestible in things.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 120, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Skirmishes of an Untimely Man," section 13 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).
A comment on Emerson's nature.)
An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
(George Mikes (1912-1987), Hungarian-born British humorist. How To Be An Alien, ch. 1, sct. 14 (1946).
Mikes elaborated further in How To Be Decadent (1977): "In shops the English stand in queues; in government offices they sit in queues; in churches they kneel in queues; at sale times, they lie in queues all night.")